Privacy Management in Smart Homes: Design and AnalysisBy Babbitt, Ryan; Wong, Johnny; Mitra, Simanta; Chang, Carl ; Promoting Independence for Older Persons With Disabilities: Selected Papers from the 2006 International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, Vol. 18, pp. 55-64
Publication Date: 2006
Article focuses on the design of smart home technology with an emphasis on client privacy. Smart home design aims to provide a living environment that enhances clients' quality of life by providing services such as health and safety monitoring, audio, visual, or tactile reminders, and assistance with various mental and physical tasks. Though these technologies can yield a number of advantages, they also unfortunately introduce the possibility of severe privacy violations in that the smart home system actively monitors, stores, and releases intimate data to outside parties. The authors discuss a wide range of privacy policies that relate to data collection, storage, and access, and identify areas for future research on privacy management schemes. The authors hope that solutions for handling privacy issues can help to further facilitate the acceptance of smart home technology into mainstream healthcare practices. This article was written by researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
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